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Comic sans sparks media war of words

Dr Mumbo has always known comic sans was a font type that divided people but today’s decision by the SMH to put it on the front page has truly sparked a war of words on Twitter.

The controversial decision was first noted by readers, with one even asking this important question:

ReaderSMH reporters also started commenting on it:

SMH 1And making jokes about it:

SMH 2Some readers definitely didn’t like it:

ApologyReader 2While others photoshopped it:

Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 11.30.36 amWhile a broader media readership generally mocked it:

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Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 1.51.16 pmWith Guardian Australia data journalist Nick Evershed taking it to a whole other level by showing what the Guardian, News.com.au and The Australian websites would look like in comic sans:

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However, Dr Mumbo has to give editor-in-chief Darren Goodsir credit. The SMH boss not only tweeted about it:

DarrenBut he also replied to an email from Buzzfeed about it, which he of course wrote in comic sans…

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Click here to read the full Buzzfeed comic sans piece.

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